Welcome to Fund the People Toolkit! This is a unique, comprehensive, free resource geared to help you maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.

Most of the content on this site was developed by Fund the People, the national campaign to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce. Almost all of the resources on the site are available as both PDFs and read-online text. The PDF appears at the top of the page, with text below it. To unlock any and all content, simply enter your basic contact information when you get to a content page. Once you respond to a confirmation email, all the content on the site will become available to you. You may need to sign back in again at a future session, but you will not be added to our list again. We take your privacy and inbox seriously – we will not share your info, and we will not overload you with email.

We’ve organized our content into the six overarching categories below. We hope you find the site useful. Once you access content, we will contact you to get your feedback.

Before you dive in, we recommend reviewing our Glossary to become familiar with terms that are used throughout the toolkit.

Case Making

Helping you make cogent arguments for investing in nonprofit talent.

How-To Guides

Practical guidance for baking talent-investment into your work.

Field Stories

Brief, original accounts chronicling how funders invest in grantee talent.

Equity & Inclusion

Investing in equity and inclusion in the nonprofit workforce.

Discussion Guides

Advancing productive dialogue on talent issues.

Resource Listings

High-quality, curated content from across the social sector.